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Snowdrops. If I cut off seed pods from spent snowdrops and spread through the garden will they eventually grow into established clumps of snowdrops? Not sure how they neutralise in the garden? (Off to a hardy plant sale now - will let you know what I have purchased!)



Yes, A, they will make flowering snowdrops in about three years - provided you don't weed the seedlings out by mistake. Make sure that the seedheads are ripe before collecting. They will be soft and yellowish, starting to split and showing black seeds inside. Alternatively, you could just leave them to do their own thing and divide the clumps when they get too big.

10 Apr, 2016


Bulba, that is what I do; the clumps get bigger every year and are easy to divide. I even divide them in flower and they take so well. I might try spreading some seed though when it is ripe so thankyou Amsterdam for giving me that idea.

10 Apr, 2016


Thanks bulbaholic. Think I wil divide existing bunches as I don't know what snow drop seedlings look like!

10 Apr, 2016

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